Grammatica

V for n

Structure II: Verb with prepositional Object

Active voice: V for n/-ing
 Verb groupfornoun group/-ing clause
SubjectVerbprepositional Object
Iapologizedforwasting his time.
Ilongedfora sister.
The new presidentoptedforthe toughest plan.
Sheworksforthe Medical Research Council.
Passive voice: be V-ed for
 Verb groupfor
SubjectVerbPrepositionAdjunct (optional)
Most Alzheimer's victimsare caredforby their spouses.
The testsare paidforby the National Health Service.
Phrasal verbs: V P for n
 Verb groupParticlefornoun group/-ing clause
SubjectVerbAdjunct
His deputyhad to standinforhim.
 Lookoutfororiginal Fifties party dresses.
Verbs with this structure belong to the following meaning groups:
II.1 The 'ask' groupII.2 The 'compete' groupII.3 The 'work' groupII.4 The 'deputize' groupII.5 The 'volunteer' groupII.6 The 'argue' groupII.7 The 'opt' groupII.8 The 'yearn' groupII.9 The 'care' groupII.10 The 'compensate' groupII.11 The 'search' groupII.12 The 'prepare' groupII.13 The 'pay' groupII.14 The 'plan' groupII.15 The 'stop' groupII.16 The 'wait' groupII.17 The 'head' groupII.18 The 'last' groupII.19 The 'sell' groupII.20 Verbs with other meaningsStructure information: Verb with prepositional Object

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